Indian Cobra

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Indian Cobra
Naja naja with hood spread open
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Naja
Species: N. naja
Binomial name
Naja naja
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Coluber naja Linnaeus, 1758
Naja fasciata Laurenti, 1768
Vipera naja Daudin, 1803
Naja tripudians Gray, 1834
Naia tripudians Boulenger, 1896

Indian Cobra (Naja naja) or Spectacled Cobra is a species of the genus Naja found in the Indian subcontinent and a member of the "big four", the four species which inflict the most snakebites in India. This snake is revered in Indian mythology and culture, and is often seen with snake charmers.